Construction is the most dangerous land-based occupation in Europe. Construction site safety is paramount for the millions of construction workers throughout the world. It’s a job that requires wits, intelligence and quick reflexes when you’re working hundreds of feet above ground level. Walking on precarious foundations such as scaffolding is one of the primary reasons for construction site injury.
There are several hazards of construction jobs which include falling from heights, electrocution and evacuation accidents. Construction workers on the ground also have their fair share of danger to deal with and much of it centres round the health aspect. The ground crew have to deal, not only, with falling objects but also asbestos, solvents and the droning noise that eventually leads to tinnitus. None of this means to say this is the worst job in the world. If followed correctly and construction safety signs are adhered to the margin for human error and injury should be drastically reduced. In the construction industry safety work-wear is paramount and that’s why hard hats, safety trainers and boots are required when working on a project. It’s a tough job that requires tough clothing and gear.
This is why construction site safety training is an absolute must for anyone looking to get into the industry. Site workers are taught that they may not walk or stand under any loading or digging equipment and should remain at a safe distance from all machinery. Everything on a construction site has to be designed and placed by a qualified person. Site workers need to take note of edges without railings, scaffolding that requires navigating and constantly be aware of their fellow workers.
Construction site safety is first and foremost on the list when a project comes to the table, and thankfully with the modern age moving so fast, site safety is becoming easier and easier to comply with due to the evolution of safety measures, equipment and through previous trial and error. With a good set of Dickies work wear, safety boots, constant awareness, high visibility jackets, safety glass, and a highly experienced foreman; construction site safety should be easy to maintain.